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Frans_FTM
19-06-15, 10:06
I was looking at my Grandfathers WW1 dog tags and noticed that the three tags were stamped BPTS, BAP & DAPT and wondered what they stood for.

Frans_FTM
19-06-15, 10:11
Sorry should have said WW2 not WW1

JBee
19-06-15, 10:50
Sorry I can't even hazard a guess, nothing is jumping out at all.

Janet in Yorkshire
19-06-15, 11:09
Which army regiment was he in? Do you know which theatre of war he served in?

Jay

Chrissie Smiff
19-06-15, 11:17
Were they British dog tags Frans? If so, could it have been his rank? Does this page help?
http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/ww1-and-ww2-printed-british-army-id-dog-tags-product,6104

Janet in Yorkshire
19-06-15, 11:23
Well spotted Chrissie :clap:

Jay

Frans_FTM
19-06-15, 11:50
He was in the Royal Artillery but never served overseas.

http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/x_killjoy/media/Family%20Tree/2015-06-19%2011.29.52.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Frans_FTM
19-06-15, 11:53
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee437/x_killjoy/Family%20Tree/2015-06-19%2011.29.52.jpg

grumpy
19-06-15, 13:10
It was his religion, in this case Baptist. The DAPT is actually BAPT.

AntonyM
19-06-15, 13:13
Religion = Baptist

Frans_FTM
19-06-15, 13:18
Thanks, so all three are abbreviations for Baptist ~ might have thought they would have had a common abbreviation for all tags.

My next question is why are there three tags?

AntonyM
19-06-15, 13:43
Two discs (one red, one green) were worn on the body - if the soldier was killed, then one disc could be quickly taken by a fellow soldier or medic to pass back up the line for casualty details to be gathered and the other left on the body for later ID purposes - I believe the army issued a second red disc to be attached to the service respirator.